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Art on the body: Technical skills and artistic talent meet in UO costume design

The house lights fall over the audience as the show is about to begin. The stage lights up and the crowd claps excitedly as the first actor walks out, dressed head-to-toe in grand Renaissance garb, transporting everyone back in time, and setting up the entire show for what’s to come. When …

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Review: The Eugene Ballet Company gave a charming and graceful performance with ‘Sleeping Beauty’

Dancers from the Eugene Ballet Company performed The Sleeping Beauty at the Hult Center on October 24th.

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Q&A: Toni Pimble of the Eugene Ballet Company on ‘The Sleeping Beauty’

Toni Pimble, Artistic Director at the Eugene Ballet Company, spoke to the Emerald about an upcoming performance of The Sleeping Beauty.

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Preview: Radio Redux presents a Unique Theatrical Experience with “The Thin Man”

Friday night debuts a new season of Radio Redux’s radio-theater experience, with the show “The Thin Man.”

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Q&A: UO’s David Rodriguez prepares to present “Sonrisa del Coyote,” an original, award winning play this fall

Award-winning play “Sonrisa del Coyote,” directed by UO graduate David Rodriguez, will open Oct. 22. Check out our Q&A with Rodriguez to find out about the play.

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Review: ‘In My Life’ brought the music of the Beatles to the Hult Center

Tom Maher and Andy Nagel’s loving tribute to the Beatles’ music puts their songs before their story.

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Preview: ‘In My Life’ brings the story of the Beatles to the stage at the Hult

The traveling musical features a live Beatles tribute band and 33 songs from the legendary band’s storied career.

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University Theatre’s “Comedy of Errors” gives Shakespeare a colorful twist

University Theatre does ‘Comedy of Errors’ circa a 1950s beach town, complete with neon drink umbrellas and parasols.

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The Spring Student Dance Concert soars as students produce and choreograph its routines

The University of Oregon Department of Dance has been putting together their Spring Student Dance Concert 2015 since fall term.

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Green: Meghan Siġvanna Topkok reconnects with her roots through UO theater production

Meghan Siġvanna Topkok, environmental law student, finds a way to connect with her roots by participating in a UO theater production of SILA.

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Review: Pocket Playhouse’s “Waiting” is short, but clever.

Pocket Playhouse production “Waiting” leaves the audience with elevator music stuck in your head and imagining if that’s the music you will hear in purgatory. The main character Nelson deals in this 30-minute play with the limbo period of waiting behind tape for heaven.

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What you need to know about the Tony Award nominations

The nominations for the Tony Awards have been released, and here they are!

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UO Opera Ensemble’s “Hänsel und Gretel” impresses and entertains

The UO Opera Ensemble presents the German opera adaption of “Hänsel und Gretel”. The opera shows a different take on a fairytale classic with a difficult language, witty characters and a clip-art image of a witch.

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Play Review: Oregon Contemporary Theatre’s ‘Lucky Me’ delivers more endearing quirkiness than laughs

‘Lucky Me,’ running now at the Oregon Contemporary Theatre, is a quirky comedy with plenty of heart.

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Different Ways of Knowing: Q&A with director of University Theatre’s ‘Sila’

On April 16, “Sila” opens at the Hope Theatre on campus. This play raises questions about the future of our planet and the human community causing the audience to think more into what the future can hold.

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Pinball, ballet and classic rock: Eugene Ballet’s ‘Tommy’ is coming to the Hult Center

Eugene Ballet’s “Tommy” comes to the Hult Center for two nights only. This ballet features music from The Who and creates a different kind of ballet.

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From screen to stage, Alex Mentzel is a star on the rise

When Alex Mentzel was just 11 years old, he came across an ad on Craigslist for a small role in a feature film. He auditioned, and was cast alongside Morgan Freeman and Greg Kinnear in Feast of Love. Today, as a sophomore theatre arts and German major at the University …

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Review: VLT’s ‘Funny Thing’ delivers a lighthearted, unpretentious show

Theatre can make you think. It can ask significant questions about the world we live in. It can even move an audience to reevaluate their own understanding of life. The Very Little Theatre’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum did none of these things — but …

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Review: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” doesn’t disappoint

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is not about Virginia Woolf. There are no grand allusions to influential modernist literature or tributes to Woolf’s novels. Woolf herself is essentially meaningless in the context of this play, but that is part of its genius. Oregon Contemporary Theatre’s production of Edward Albee’s Tony …

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Review: “Steelhand Joe” delivers puns, banjos and everything in between

If you’re looking for entertainment, the Pocket Playhouse’s production of “Steelhand Joe” isn’t likely to disappoint. The play, written and directed by University of Oregon student Sam Cain, relays the shenanigans of a headstrong bartender, a slightly underwhelming sheriff and an unfortunate cowboy born with guns for hands. It sounds …

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Review: Radio Redux's "Casablanca" is a dramatic blast from the past

We live in a world obsessed with what we can see. So many hours of every day are spent soaking up images and messages from pages and screens. Even music seems to be made for the eyes: music videos like Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off” and Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” seem to …

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Preview: Dance 2015 showcases collaboration and imagination

This Valentine’s Day weekend, the University of Oregon Department of Dance will present its annual faculty show, Dance 2015. This show is a special part of the department’s schedule of performances, and this year’s production is especially unique. The show will take place at 8 p.m. on Feb. 12, 13, and 14 …

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Love, Dice and Dragons: Q&A with student-playwright David Gallagher

Rolling For Charisma, written and directed by David Gallagher, a University of Oregon student and theater arts major, opens at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13 in the Pocket Playhouse and runs for two additional shows on Feb. 14 at 2 and 5 p.m. The Emerald spoke with Gallagher about Rolling for Charisma, …

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Correction: University Theatre's 'love & information' preview

The Emerald would like to clarify a preview that ran Wednesday online about University Theatre’s show love and information. The story that ran was intended to be a simple, objective summary of the play and its showtimes, but included the writer’s opinions about a dress rehearsal, creating a review of a production …

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Review: 'God of Carnage' entertains with chaos and wit

The small stage of the University of Oregon’s Pocket Playhouse was transformed into a living room on Friday night. The lights rose to reveal two respectable looking couples engaged in polite conversation. Any semblance of normalcy ended there. The Pocket’s production of God of Carnage is tense and absurd, but deliberately so. The …

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Preview: University Theatre's 'love & information' to begin Jan. 22

The set for University Theatre’s love & information looks like a piece of modern art. Electric blue paint covers the small, intimate theatre’s floor and walls, a row of soup cans sits on a shelf and lamps hang upside down from the ceiling. Looking at it, you recognize that it’s beautiful, …

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Review: 'Other Desert Cities' tells a relevant story with plenty of emotion to spare

An air of nostalgia and quiet excitement filled Eugene’s Very Little Theatre Friday night. Audience members mingled and sipped free coffee as the local community theatre company prepared to open their production of Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities. The atmosphere of the VLT is simple and quaint, with poster tributes to …

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Dance in Dialogue delivers a mesmerizing take on modern dance

This Friday and Saturday night (Nov. 21-22), dancers from the University of Oregon and other local companies will perform the final installment of the Dance in Dialogue series, or “D.i.D.” This four-part performance series began in January and culminates this weekend as dancers present works by a wide variety of …

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Sounds of Sama: King Sama drops his newest EP, ‘Oregon’

King Sama dropped his most recent EP, Oregon, on Oct. 31, 2014. The EP must have been released on Halloween because it is full of treats. Oregon, the EP, features a consistent flow of Neo-Soul rap and melodic tunes that mix with King Sama’s lyrics that describe his experiences in …

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Review: Pocket Playhouse presents “Our Own”

The University of Oregon’s Pocket Playhouse, or “The Pocket” is a student-run organization that gives students an opportunity to direct and produce plays independently and provides many opportunities for those interested in theatre to get involved on and offstage. The Pocket produces four to six shows each quarter, many of …

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